New CD for Robert Pacheco
Local singer-songwriter Robert Pacheco has released his latest pop-rock work—eight years in the making.
Urban Babylon, available at cdbaby.com and iTunes, is a 10-track album of “intellectual art rock with thought-provoking lyrics.”
The 40-something musician who cites John Lennon as a songwriting influence, has crafted songs with a social conscience and a sense of whimsy. Described on cdbaby.com: “An interesting and intellectually different sounding collection of music that words alone cannot describe.”
Pacheco’s start in music came at age six, singing from Partridge Family song cards in front of other kids in the neighbourhood. He took up the guitar as a teenager, later adding piano and harmonica to his resume. By age 19, Pacheco began playing pubs, clubs and whoever else was hiring musical acts.
Then in 1992 Pacheco met Jim Larsen, a one-time member of Hellfield. They began a songwriting partnership that evolved into the band the Mustangs, which produced two albums.
Now comes Urban Babylon, Pacheco’s latest work—a solo project made with Larsen’s help on a couple tracks. Pacheco said he’s donating all proceeds from the sale of the title track “Urban Babylon” to palliative care at B.C. Children’s Hospital.